Abi Corbett

Freelance writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Interested in all aspects of lifestyle and culture.

Freelance writer for hire previously Junior Editor at Whistles.
I also work as a freelance copywriter for various brands and retail stores.

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Patter
02/13/2017
Patter Places - Maison La Roche

Walking around the suburban neighbourhood of Jasmin, it's as if someone has courteously turned down the Parisian city noise and slowed the traffic. Postcard renaissance buildings are off-set by modernist architecture, each one unique and captivating. A short, sign-posted walk from the Métro brings you to the location of Le Corbusier's Maison La Roche.

HuffPost UK
07/20/2018
8 Things You Didn't Know Contained Plastic - And How To Avoid Them

When it comes to plastic, the predictions are bleak. It's estimated that today's more durable incarnations of the stuff - including bottles, beer pack rings and disposable nappies - will take over 450 years to decompose. Sure, we're waking up to the scale of the issue.

HuffPost UK
07/24/2018
Cities That Run On Batteries And Other Surprising Ideas That Aren't Science Fiction

Sure, there's a lot of potential solutions to make our future more sustainable. Renewable energy, a less intensive food system, electric planes. But, amidst the more clear ways forward, there's some jazzier, slightly more off-the-wall ideas bubbling up. From seaweed packaging to scarves crafted from spider silk, these are so out there - they could just work.

HYPEBEAST
05/22/2017
Sneaker 101 with Pam Pam London

The Pam Pam London girls are unquestionably modest despite their achievements. The store, now just over two years old, was the brainchild of Brisbane-born Rio Holland and Beth Heggarty who hails from England's North East. The pair, who met whilst working in menswear, soon realized their dream of opening a sneaker store with Pam Pam over two years ago.

KITRI
Kitri recommends: Vanessa Bell

This week is your last chance to see the first retrospective of Vanessa Bell's work, featuring fine and applied art, plus a contemporary addition from Patti Smith, on display now at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vanessa Bell, born in London in 1879, was a pioneering female artist.

KITRI
Kitri Spotlight: Charlotte Rey

Charlotte Rey is the ultimate embodiment of a KITRI girl, intelligent, creative and exceptionally kind. Growing up in an academic family, her first exposure to the creative world was through Acne Paper, the iconic magazine she became the editor for straight out of her BA in Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins.

KITRI
Kitri Recommends: Do Ho Suh: Passage/s

A stone's throw away from our North London studio is the ever-inspiring Victoria Miro gallery - this means we are lucky enough to visit the exciting space often. The last time the team popped in, we admired the brilliant Do Ho Suh's exhibition, simply a must-see.

KITRI
Kitri Local: Clapton Guide

Our favourite neighbourhood spots to unwind and more importantly indulge yourself. All based in and around Clapton, East London, the lively backdrop to our SS17 campaign. Palm Vaults Living up to it's name, Palm Vaults transports you from East London to Miami in one easy step.

KITRI
Kitri Spotlight: Virginia Norris

Virginia Norris is a PR power woman known for her infectious wit, an incredible wardrobe and her unparalleled generosity. Never not seen without a smile, we are lucky enough to call Virginia a friend as well as our very own PR.

Huffington Post UK

HuffPost UK
01/09/2018
8 Life-Affirming Trips To Make Before You Turn 40

From sleeping under the desert stars with just the night sky above you, to experiencing the sheer, unbridled joy of visiting Disneyland ® Paris, we've rounded up some essential global travel experiences to add to your holiday bucket list.

HuffPost UK
09/13/2017
Six Ways To Get A Badass Butt

The summer season may (sadly) be over, but that is no excuse to slack on your butt-targeted exercise techniques because who knows when you'll next need to sport swimwear or pop that peach out? Follow these six simple tricks for an envy-inducing derriere all year round.

HuffPost UK
12/08/2017
Here's How To Stay Healthy(ish) Over Christmas

Christmas is coming: cue the holiday playlists and endless supply of all things crumbed and deep-fried. Whilst there's no doubt that the festive season is super fun, it's also full of stress - and excess.

HuffPost UK
12/08/2017
Your Ultimate Meal Prep Guide For A Get-Ahead Week

You also know that once work, domestic life and exercise have been ticked off, toast looks like the only option. The solution? Meal prepping. "There's no denying that ditching processed foods and pre-packed sandwiches in favour of fresh, healthy meals is going to involve a little more effort," explains Hanna Sillitoe, author of Radiant: Recipes To Heal Your Skin From Within and blogger at My Goodness Recipes .

HuffPost UK
09/13/2017
Six Ways To Get A Badass Butt

The summer season may (sadly) be over, but that is no excuse to slack on your butt-targeted exercise techniques because who knows when you'll next need to sport swimwear or pop that peach out? Follow these six simple tricks for an envy-inducing derriere all year round.

Huffingtonpost
11/04/2017
This Is How To Eat Sustainably When You Live In The City

You want to eat sustainably. I want to eat sustainably. We all want to eat sustainably. But while we can do the obvious, (more plants, less livestock; no strawberries from South Africa) if you live in a city, your life is likely to be more 7pm dashes

HuffPost UK
09/04/2017
Life Hacks For A More Productive Day

We live in a time of endless distractions, yet we're expected to be more productive than ever. This weird conundrum ('must maintain strong social media presence and reply to all emails at same time as excelling in career and working on a creatively fulfilling side hustle') has fueled the rise of 'bio-hacking' - the practice of trying to optimise our brains and bodies through ideas such as BulletProof coffee, which fuses caffeine with butter and promises to keep you super focused.

HuffPost UK
10/04/2017
Tips From A Personal Trainer On Maximising Your Gym Time

There's no point spending hours on the treadmill if you're not seeing the results. While we've been led to believe that plugging endlessly at cardio is the path to getting to peak fitness - it's not really the case.

HuffPost UK
08/08/2017
Outdoor Exercise Ideas To Fill Your Lungs

Getting out into the wild is good for us. From reducing feelings of mental fatigue to providing stress relief to live-fast urbanites, reconnecting with outside can get your heart pumping - and soothe your mind - at the same time.

HuffPost UK
09/22/2017
The Psychology Of Waking Up Happy

From expensive mattresses to sunrise raves and pillow sprays that promise a perfect slumber: sleep and waking up have never been more fetishised. But when it comes to nailing the whole thing, it's hard to know what advice to take - and what to disregard.

HuffPost UK
07/12/2017
Power-Up Playlists To Help You Smash Your Next Training Session

Fewer things are less motivating than a workout plateau. But, if you're desperate need to hit that new PB, switching up your work out music may be the secret. We all know from our own experience that the right playlist influences performance, but why?

HuffPost UK
09/04/2017
How Athleisure Broke The Style Mainstream

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment that athleisure broke through. The child of athletic activities and downtime leisure (pretty yoga pants for a day out shopping, box fresh trainers to the office, expensive hoodies over jeans) crept up on us throughout 2014. By the end of 2016 - it was everywhere.

Huffingtonpost
03/07/2017
The Alcohol To Drink If You Want To Booze Sustainably

From a Dorset distilled vodka to Mexico's purest spirit, change up your Friday tipple for a beverage that gives back to the planet. *** Fair wines and spirits The world's first range of FairTrade certified spirits, these stylishly designed bottles are made from ethically sourced ingredients - from organic sugar cane to juniper berries.

Whistles

Whistles
Barbican exhibition: Constructing Worlds

Looking beyond the image and the building as a functional form, the constructing worlds exhibition showcases over 250 rarely seen works. Focusing on each photographer's unique interpretations of modern architecture of the 20 th and 21 st century. Large scale, monumental Gursky works sit next to Berenice Abbot's innovative exploration of 1930's New York.

Whistles
Whistles neighbourhood: Hampstead

Take a peaceful respite from bustling central London with these off-beat Hampstead haunts. Open since 1963, this unapologetically old school café is packed with specialist European pastries.

Whistles
On the street: biker jackets

Sleek, rebellious and timeless, the biker jacket is an undisputed classic. Ideal for the oncoming colder months, meet three women, out and about in theirs.

Whistles
Exhibition: Ragnar Kjartansson at The Barbican

Born in Reykjavík into a theatrical family, (both his mother and father are famous Scandinavian actors) Ragnar grew up surrounded by Icelandic influences, from stage, film, music and literature - all of which transcend into his broad spectre of work.

Whistles
Places I would like to swim

We’ve indulged our holiday reveries with these idyllic places to swim, from modernist villas to cliffside slides.

Whistles
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern

Spectacular, engaging and compelling, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is a definite must-see. Documenting the final working chapter of Matisse's life, this exhibition brings together over 130 works, both influential and innovative, created from 1937 until his death in 1954. Centered around his vivid colour compositions, ranging from his inventive book covers to his experimentations with stained glass.

Whistles
Film: Hockney by Randall Wright

Meet the man who, at the age of seventy seven, is still working seven days a week in his studio to create modern, refreshing and inspiring works. Throughout the film we are taken on an in-depth exploration of his unique and optimistic world. From humble beginnings in working-class Bradford, to his contrasting Californian lifestyle.

Patter

Patter
03/27/2017
Vintage Clothing with Modern Appeal

A fresh approach to age-old designs, meet the individuals who are changing the vintage aesthetic with the help of Instagram.

Patter
05/12/2017
Jürgen Partenheimer & Larry Bell at White Cube Bermondsey

Split between the north and south galleries of White Cube's modernist site in South London, the complimentary partnership of Larry Bell's slick work and Jürgen Partenheimer's first London exhibition makes this show a must visit.

Patter
04/12/2017
Dries - Documentary Trailer (and What We're Anticipating)

We applauded the seasoned supermodels who walked his 100th runway show, recently visited his Left Bank boutique, and have the saved search on eBay for discarded Dries gems. So here is why we're so excited for the release of the documentary on this humble yet decadent designer.

Patter
10/28/2017
What To Watch - Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Didion is a distinguished member of the American literati, with over fifty years of essays, novels and screenplays to her name. A sometimes fashion muse, Didion was photographed by Juergen Teller for the Céline spring summer campaign, quickly generating scrolls of Instagram Didion hype.

Patter
02/08/2017
Patter Places - Les Gens Heureux

Sitting on the top floor of a historic artist atelier, the Les Gens Heureux gallery is a warm, charming and open space, a true reflection of the formidable owner Anneli Hakkinen. With a mission to gather people around great art, fun and joyfulness, Les Gens Heureux (translated as The Happy People) is a creative and social gallery.

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